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New Job Opportunity United Nations (UN) at IRMCT Arusha – Commanding Officer

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Opportunities at International Residual Mechanism
for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)
, 2022


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United Nations (UN) Jobs

Posting Title: Commanding Officer – UN Detention Facility, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title:
CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Job Opening Number: 22-Security-RMT-188866-J-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located at the United Nations Detention Facility
(“UNDF”), of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
(“Mechanism”), Arusha branch. The incumbent reports to the
Officer-in-Charge (Arusha Branch). There is no expectation that this
post will be extended. Candidates that may be released on secondment or
loan are encouraged to apply.
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Responsibilities
On behalf of the Registrar, the incumbent
is responsible for the overall administration of the United Nations
Detention Unit (“UNDF”) in Arusha and for all persons detained under the
authority of the Mechanism at the UNDF. This includes ensuring the
continued application and protection of all detained persons individual
rights. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for providing advice
on matters surrounding the enforcement of sentences arising out of
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) or Mechanism, Arusha
branch cases.

In particular, the incumbent:
• Directs, supervises and plans a suitable management structure at UNDF and ensures strict compliance with the relevant Mechanism rules, regulations, and directives as well as international principles and standards for the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty;
• Performs functions and provides advice to the Registrar in connection with all aspects governing the overall operational, logistical and legal framework at the UNDF in accordance with the applicable Rules Governing he Detention of Persons Awaiting Trial or Appeal before the Mechanism or Otherwise Detained on the Authority of the Mechanism and Regulations adopted thereof (“Detention Rules” and “Regulations”, respectively);
• Makes recommendations and provides the Registrar and the Officer-in-Charge, (Arusha branch) with advice on custodial and policy matters as well as conceptualisation, development and implementation of policies and procedures, including recommending suitable provisions and mechanisms on detention and enforcement matters;
• Liaises with the staff of the Medical Service, Arusha branch, as necessary to ensure adequate healthcare for the detainees and appropriate reporting of health-related issues up the chain of command;
• Anticipates and co-ordinates necessary arrangements for the transfer of convicted persons to enforcement States and cooperates with the staff of the Office of the Registrar to ensure the submission of relevant documentation;
• In coordination with the Office of the Registrar, represents, liaises and negotiates on behalf of the Registrar on various prison management matters with internal and external partners and stakeholders, including local prison authorities, police, ministries, diplomatic missions and other private and governmental entities in the Host Country and existing or prospective enforcement States;
• Reports and makes recommendations to the Registrar and Officer-in-Charge, (Arusha branch), regarding security and safety infractions, personnel deployment and availability, in accordance with the Detention Rules and Regulations;
• Supervises all internal movements of detainees and plans external movements to court, hospitals and enforcement States;
• Ensures accountability and serviceability of all equipment allocated to UNDF personnel (including X-ray machines, metal detectors, communication and other equipment, cell keys, vehicle keys and similar equipment);
• Provides continuous training and mentoring for UNDF staff members at all levels, including Tanzanian Prison Officers assigned to the UNDF, in order to empower and enhance their skills;
• Maintains meticulous records of all actions taken and decisions made pursuant to the Detention Rules and Regulations to allow for ease of handover of all functions performed in the UNDF whenever required; and,
• Performs any other duties as required.

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Competencies
Professionalism: Proven senior experience with prison governance and
administration. Demonstrated knowledge of international prison
standards, particularly in the context of international criminal
tribunals. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by
ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men
in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements.
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is
conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines
and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal
concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.

Accountability:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments.
Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed
time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with
organisational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides
oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes
personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the
work unit, where applicable.

Communication: Speaks and writes
clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets
messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to
clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication. Tailors
language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates
openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Leadership:
Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers
others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing
strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains
relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain
support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually
agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement. Does not accept
the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides
leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in
all areas of work. Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment
to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Judgement/Decision-making:
Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the
heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making
a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior
to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and
on the Organisation. Proposes action or makes recommendations based on
all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines
that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying
needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.

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Education

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences. Psychology, Correctional
    Management, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public or Business
    Administration or related area is required. 
  • A first level
    university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying
    experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. 
  • Additionally a police, military or penitentiary degree is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in
    prison management at the national or international level in the area of
    custody and detention is required.
  • Previous managerial experience in the area of custody and detention in international tribunals or courts is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the
    post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
    Knowledge of French is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of Swahili and/or Kinyarwanda would be an asset.

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Assessment
Candidates will be assessed by a comparative matrix.

Special Notice

The
United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender
balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
for this position.

Current UN staff at the GS and FS level who
meet the eligibility requirements are exceptionally permitted to apply.
If selected, certain conditions will apply. All offers of appointment
are subject to budgetary approval. The appointment is limited to the
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. *Appointment of
the successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary
approval. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will
be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the
appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the
availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated
in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment
from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff
members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the
Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to
new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and
may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout
the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates. The United
Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of
mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless
of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and
ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for
applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in
the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the
application.

NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
Roster
candidates must express their interest and availability for published
job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United
Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is
the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency,
competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for
employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of
international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian
law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if
there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in
the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation”
means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability,
differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not
limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the
sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual
or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force
or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment”
means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be
expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such
conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or
creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when
the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the
perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes
other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due
regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as
wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no
restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any
capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and
subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking
environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment,
transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the
highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting
an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to
the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to
any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff
regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited
staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new
functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by
the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully
all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the
Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on
the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
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The
evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the
information submitted in the application according to the evaluation
criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of
the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations,
resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules,
administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide
complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile
and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to
be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition,
deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that
have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for
selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information
provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE
RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR
TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION
ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Posting Period:
17 August 2022 – 30 August 2022

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